Leonie Linke, LL.M.

Certified consultant for criminal tax law

Tel +49 228 286292 20
Fax +49 228 286292 29


Leonie Linke is a lawyer and certified consultant for criminal tax law.

Since the beginning of her legal practice, she has worked exclusively in the field of white collar crime and criminal tax law. Before becoming self-employed, she worked for a nationally renowned criminal law boutique. Already during her law studies at the University of Bonn and during her subsequent legal clerkship, she specialized in criminal law relating to business and tax offences. Subsequently, she completed an additional course of study and obtained the title Master of Laws (LL.M.). In 2018 she proved her special theoretical knowledge as a specialist in criminal law and in 2019 she was certified as a consultant in criminal tax law (DAA) upon proof of her outstanding knowledge in tax and criminal law. In 2021, Legal500 recognized Leonie as “rising star” in tax criminal and white collar law.


Leonie Linke publishes in renowned professional journals (including NZWiSt, ZWH) on tax and commercial criminal law topics.

Her most recent engagements include:

  • Defence of managing director of a medium-sized company on charges of import duty evasion
  • Defense of traders concerning investigations in connection with Cum/Ex proceedings
  • Defence of managing director of a medium-sized company on account of allegations of subventions fraud
  • Defence of managing director of textile company regarding accusation of VAT evasion
  • Advice to managing directors of construction companies regarding tax corrections in connection with corruption offences